Setting up SSH Access to your Web Hosting Service.

Setting up SSH Access to your Web Hosting Service.

Dec 24, 2020Updated on Sep 19, 2021

This is a simple guide to help you setup ssh access to your web server.

First and foremost, you need to enable ssh access on your web hosting provider's dashboard. Godaddy's Web hosting settings

Look for the SSH access setting which will most likely be off. Server settings options

And turn it on. Turning on SSH access

Remote Access

What's left is trying to access your remote server from your local machine. You might opt for tools like PuTTY or use your operating system's built in SSH client which the Mac OS and Windows (Windows 10, 2015 onwards) port out of the box. All you need is open windows command prompt or terminal on Mac and use your server's access credentials as follows.

$ ssh username@server_ip_address

You will be prompted to insert your password and that's it.

Break a shell.